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pendean
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Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

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01-16-2013 08:43 AM

Anyone have a fix? I have a consultant using R2012 that's not using any Annotative features: we are.

We send him files, he sets CANNOSCALE to 1:1 for his needs, all our blocks/text/dimensions/mleaders etc. shrink down.

 

- SAVEFIDELITY is not applicable here.

- -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD is no go, he has R2012 remember.

- DXFOUT is no go either, no matter how far you save down.

- BEDIT each block would take forever. Text and dimstyles a little easier but still manual.

- PROPERTIES doesn't cut it with blocks.

- CHANGE command>Properties>Annotative doesn't really work either.

 

Since there is no roundtrip need with those files, I wrote a quick and dirty lisp to BURST all the blocks (and reset the styles) for him then purged the files. But one day I guess I will need to do it better.

 

Open to ideas that work for you.

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rkmcswain
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Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-17-2013 11:08 AM in reply to: pendean

Who is working for who here?

Looking at this from a management standpoint, rather than technical....

Can't the "boss" firm set the rules (contract terms) and make the other party adhere to the these standards?

 

 

 

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pendean
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Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-17-2013 05:16 PM in reply to: rkmcswain

Sadly, we are under separate contracts to separate clients on a single project: we are being "nice" about sharing in anticipation of a bigger future project.

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KateMorrical
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Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-24-2013 12:14 PM in reply to: pendean

If he's not using annotative objects, why does he care what CANNOSCALE is? If he just leaves it alone it should be all right, shouldn't it?

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pendean
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Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-25-2013 05:33 AM in reply to: KateMorrical

That's the challenge: they XREF our files into theirs, and they set CANNOSCALE to 1:1 in the top file. All our blocks shrink by default. I suggested the same thing but they seem to rigid in the office drafting standards (and rightly so of course).

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